Roundabout meaning

round'ə-bout'
Indirect; circuitous.

Took a roundabout route because the bridge was closed.

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Characterized by indirectness, evasiveness, or vagueness.

A roundabout claim that avoided the issues being discussed.

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A short, close-fitting jacket.
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Not straight or straightforward; indirect; circuitous.

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Encircling; enclosing; surrounding.
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Something that is indirect or circuitous.
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A short, tight jacket or coat formerly worn by men and boys.
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Indirect, circuitous or circumlocutionary; that does not do something in a direct way.

Using roundabout speech instead of getting to the point.

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Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive.
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(chiefly UK) A children's play apparatus, often found in parks, which rotates around a central axis when pushed.
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A short, close-fitting coat or jacket worn by men or boys, especially in the 19th century.
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(chiefly UK, New Zealand and Australia) A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.
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Origin of roundabout